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Tinkers

Author : Paul Harding
ISBN : 9781446455999
Genre : Fiction
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An old man lies dying. Confined to bed in his living room, he sees the walls around him begin to collapse, the windows come loose from their sashes, and the ceiling plaster fall off in great chunks, showering him with a lifetime of debris: newspaper clippings, old photographs, wool jackets, rusty tools, and the mangled brass works of antique clocks. Soon, the clouds from the sky above plummet down on top of him, followed by the stars, till the black night covers him like a shroud. He is hallucinating, in death throes from cancer and kidney failure. A methodical repairer of clocks, he is now finally released from the usual constraints of time and memory to rejoin his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler, whom he had lost seven decades before. In his return to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in the backwoods of Maine, he recovers a natural world that is at once indifferent to man and inseparable from him, menacing and awe inspiring. Heartbreaking and life affirming, TINKERS is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, and the fierce beauty of nature.

Tinkers

Author : Paul Harding
ISBN : 9780434020843
Genre : Fathers and sons
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Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. An old man lies dying. Confined to bed in his living room, he sees the walls around him begin to collapse, the windows come loose from their sashes, and the ceiling plaster fall off in great chunks, showering him with a lifetime of debris: newspaper clippings, old photographs, wool jackets, rusty tools, and the mangled brass works of antique clocks. Soon, the clouds from the sky above plummet down on top of him, followed by the stars, till the black night covers him like a shroud. He is hallucinating, in death throes from cancer and kidney failure. A methodical repairer of clocks, he is now finally released from the usual constraints of time and memory to rejoin his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler, whom he had lost seven decades before. In his return to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in the backwoods of Maine, he recovers a natural world that is at once indifferent to man and inseparable from him, menacing and awe inspiring. Heartbreaking and life affirming, TINKERS is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, and the fierce beauty of nature.

Tinkers

Author : Paul Harding
ISBN : 9780099538042
Genre : Fiction
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"Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. An old man lies dying. Confined to bed in his living room, he sees the walls around him begin to collapse, the windows come loose from their sashes, and the ceiling plaster fall off in great chunks, showering him with a lifetime of debris: newspaper clippings, old photographs, wool jackets, rusty tools, and the mangled brass works of antique clocks. Soon, the clouds from the sky above plummet down on top of him, followed by the stars, till the black night covers him like a shroud. He is hallucinating, in death throes from cancer and kidney failure. A methodical repairer of clocks, he is now finally released from the usual constraints of time and memory to rejoin his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler, whom he had lost seven decades before. In his return to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in the backwoods of Maine, he recovers a natural world that is at once indifferent to man and inseparable from him, menacing and awe inspiring. Heartbreaking and life affirming, TINKERS is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, and the fierce beauty of nature."

Tinkers

Author : Mary Burke
ISBN : 9780199566464
Genre : Literary Criticism
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2009 is the centenary of the death of major early twentieth-century Irish playwright J.M. Synge, whose work constitutes some of the most influential but misunderstood representations of Travellers ('tinkers'), members of a minority that has existed on Ireland's margins for centuries. This volume is the first examination of the cultural history of the Traveller to trace that figure back to medieval Irish historiography and English Renaissance literature and forwardto contemporary US screen depictions of the allied Irish-American Traveler. It constitutes both an accessible and landmark study of a critically-neglected community and an important reassessment ofthe legacy of Synge and a number of other twentieth-century Irish and British writers, both major and less well-known, who also depicted the tinker.

The Tinker S Daughter

Author : Wendy G Lawton
ISBN : 1575677059
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress, only mentioned one of his children in his memoirs- Mary. Born blind, her story still intrigues us today. Mary developed a fierce determination for independence despite her disability after years of proving she was not hindered by her blindness. Only when she admits she needs help does she tap into the Source of all strength.

Tinker S Christmas

Author : Sandra Jones Cropsey
ISBN : 0965236889
Genre : Christmas stories
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Tinker, an elf who lives and works in Christmas Village, does such an outstanding job that he is asked to become the chief mechanic for the Christmas Village Express.. His train comes to the rescue one Christmas when Santa's reindeer fall ill. Tinker, Santa, and two friends help to deliver toys.

The Tinker S Girl

Author : Catherine Cookson
ISBN : 9780552156691
Genre : Domestic fiction
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Romantic saga, exploring the life and fortunes of a spirited girl who lived in an age when it was customary for servant girls to do the bidding of their masters and know their place.

The Tinkers Trade

Author : Jim Sanders
ISBN : 9781682136522
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Tinkers Trade, is a brilliantly told tale of the adventures, love and strength of Rolf, the tinker. In their time, the tinkers were masters of metallurgy and all things mechanical; from repairing a broken ax or a pot to a gun or clock. This fast paced novel tells of Tinker and his companion Sonja, a blaze faced mule, as they plodded the Appalachian trails and byways; buying, selling and administering as needed. The tinker was sometimes a doctor, a keeper of the peace and even a matchmaker. Very importantly, he was a bearer of news between those far flung homesteads and settlements. Occasionally he was accosted by bandits and brigands who he was obliged to teach “the error of their ways”. In his travels he met, Molly, the love of his life. They were married and cut a swath out of the wilderness for a homestead. Standing shoulder to shoulder the two defended it against all who sought to destroy it. Together, they nurtured the homestead into a settlement which developed into a prosperous town that honors their memories still today.

The Tinkers In Irish Literature

Author : José Lanters
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131787827
Genre : Social Science
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Irish travellers or 'tinkers' have appeared as characters in Irish literature since the early nineteenth century. Representations of this semi-nomadic cultural and ethnic minority in works by non-traveller authors almost always feature within the context of Irish identity politics, whereby the 'tinker' often serves as a 'primitive' Other to a modern, civilized Irish Self.

The Tinkers Fortune

Author : B. D. Otley
ISBN : 9780722344187
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Plying his trade through the towns and villages, a good-natured travelling tinker and his family present an unusual sight. The family’s cow is harnessed between the shafts of the cart, and Tom Tinker sings as he leads her, closely accompanied by his wife and daughter, a black Labrador, a white cat and a flat-footed goose. They appear content with life, but inwardly all have an unfulfilled dream – that of having their own little farm. One night they encounter an impoverished old lady for whom they perform a kindly deed. Within minutes of her departure, they find themselves enshrouded by a strange mist which billows into the clearing, then disappears. Unbeknown to them, it has mystical powers. Their way of life is dramatically changed when, next day, their dream becomes reality. However, their happiness is short-lived and the dream is transformed into a nightmare when the jealousy and greed of Old Whiskers, their bad-tempered ogre of a neighbour, and his sly accomplice bring them to the brink of disaster and ruin.

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